Meet the Department
|Miss Hutchings||Sport, Activity and Fitness Lead Internal Verifier and CNAT Coordinator|
|Mrs York||Health and Social Care Lead Internal Verifier|
|Mr York||Engineering Lead Internal Verifier|
OCR Cambridge National Level 1 and Level 2
What is a Cambridge National?
Cambridge Nationals are all about applying knowledge and practical skills in real-life scenarios to create career success and develop the employability skills modern businesses need. For students on this pathway, it is all about applied learning and putting these skills into practice. With their focus on practical, skills-based learning, Cambridge Nationals are designed around themed units. Rather than testing everything together at the end, Cambridge Nationals are assessed throughout the course using assignments and projects set in real-life scenarios, where students develop and apply the practical knowledge and skills employers and higher education are looking for. Some of the assignments are in written form and some are practical.
Structure of the Cambridge Nationals
Each Cambridge National is divided into 3 components and within each, they are further split into smaller sections. The different sections allow learners to build their knowledge and understanding across each component and build up a portfolio of work that is internally assessed and externally moderated at various points throughout years 10 and 11. There are two internally assessed units and one exam unit. Learners are required to complete a range of tasks such as reports, presentations, practical assessments, interviews and reflective journals.
The exam-based unit is a separate unit that is externally assessed. It is possible for students to have two attempts at this and the best grade is taken forward. The first attempt is around February of year 11 and the second around May.
Who will be invited to consider this pathway and why?
Non-Modern Foreign Language students will be invited to apply to follow a Cambridge National course. We recognise that the Languages element of the EBACC may not be for everybody and therefore replacing the Language in the timetabled schedule there will be opportunity for those students we consider eligible to choose ONE of these courses.
The vast majority of our students will continue to pursue the Languages element of the EBACC and will be expected to do so.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
There are regular drop-in after school sessions with subject leaders to help students with assignment writing and exam preparation throughout the two years of the courses.
on this link you can find downloadable copies of the specifications for each course and an overview of information
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